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Old 12/22/2007, 05:20 PM
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I'm trying to add a personal avatar and it is driving me and my girlfriend crazy. We are computer literate, her more so than me. First it asked to make it 150pixelsX150. I did that and now it wants it under 8192 mb. I can't make this happen. I have a Mac if this helps. Help!!! Thanks Tim
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Old 12/22/2007, 05:26 PM
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Well, it can be done. If you post the pic you want to use here, some helpful person will resize it for you so it works. We have some really, really helpful folks around here.

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Old 12/22/2007, 05:29 PM
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Go to www.photobucket.com

Make an account

Upload the desired picture to the album but next to upload there is a link called options. Click it and it gives you the size you want to upload it as (Avatar size, Thumbnail size, regular size, etc...)

Click avatar size upload and it automatically resizes the image to fit. Use the second link down (Direct link) and copy that address into the field under your custom avatar setting and it should work.

This is how i do mine.
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Old 12/22/2007, 05:45 PM
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If you post the link or send it to me, I can resize it for you.
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Old 12/26/2007, 07:37 PM
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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11440425#post11440425 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by colinadam
Go to www.photobucket.com

Make an account

Upload the desired picture to the album but next to upload there is a link called options. Click it and it gives you the size you want to upload it as (Avatar size, Thumbnail size, regular size, etc...)

Click avatar size upload and it automatically resizes the image to fit. Use the second link down (Direct link) and copy that address into the field under your custom avatar setting and it should work.

This is how i do mine.
I did as you said and RC says That image is too large. The maximum dimensions are 150 by 150 pixels.

The Photobucket says max image size 100x75.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 12/26/2007, 07:41 PM
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OK I found the problem but my pic is fuzzy at this size, anything I can do about that?
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Old 12/26/2007, 10:30 PM
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OK I found the problem but my pic is fuzzy at this size, anything I can do about that?
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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11440417#post11440417 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Anemone
Well, it can be done. If you post the pic you want to use here, some helpful person will resize it for you so it works. We have some really, really helpful folks around here.

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If you post the link or send it to me, I can resize it for you.
Andrew can probably fix it in 5 minutes
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Old 12/28/2007, 05:04 PM
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i'm having the same problem i resized it under 150x150 and it still says
"The file that you have tried to attach is too big. The maximum size is 8192 bytes."
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Old 12/28/2007, 05:22 PM
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If you post the link or send it to me, I can resize it for you.
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Old 12/28/2007, 05:32 PM
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no offense but i wanna learn to do it myself so later on i can do it easily
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Old 01/04/2008, 09:43 AM
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So what IS the trick?

The pixel dimensions are easy, but even if I save as a quality of 1 (out of 10) in Photoshop, the picture is still like 32k, and so fuzzy it almost isn't useable. Frustrating!
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:26 AM
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So what IS the trick?

The pixel dimensions are easy, but even if I save as a quality of 1 (out of 10) in Photoshop, the picture is still like 32k, and so fuzzy it almost isn't useable. Frustrating!
I kept having the same problem until I noticed that you must click on avatar.

My avatar was fuzzy for months, then I discovered by accident that I hadn't clicked on avatar.

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Old 01/04/2008, 05:59 PM
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i cant tell you how to do it because i use a host and let them do it.

any of these will resize for an avatar

http://www.imageshack.us/

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/resize.php

http://photobucket.com/
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Old 01/04/2008, 07:51 PM
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I kept having the same problem until I noticed that you must click on avatar.

My avatar was fuzzy for months, then I discovered by accident that I hadn't clicked on avatar.

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Do you mean select avatar in Photoshop?
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Old 01/04/2008, 07:53 PM
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mbbuna, I'll check out the links, thanks. I did try selecting avatar size at Photobucket, but RC still rejected that as too big a file size.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:03 PM
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To resize photo with mac (leopard ) first go to iphoto click to highlight photo you want then go to Export in File top left of screen, under Kind you go to or change to jpeg, proceed to choose quality of photo (Lower quality less bytes) then go to size and pick medium or what ever you would like hit export and when you are choosing photo to say go to photobucket (or just emailing) it should pop up in your pictures cat when you hit browse to attach file .If it dosen't show up in pic you can move it to pics in your file upload. Hope this helps
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:32 AM
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i'm having the same problem. i went through all the steps in photobucket...and i know how to reduce the size of a pic. but even if i make it microscopic it still says the file size is too big. myerst2...how did you do it? thanks!
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